1st Session, 40th Legislature
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THE ELECTION FINANCING ACT AND ELECTIONS AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The Election Financing Act set out in Schedule A is hereby enacted.
The Elections Amendment Act set out in Schedule B is hereby enacted.
Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
Coming into force of Schedules
The Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in the coming into force section at the end of each Schedule.
THE ELECTIONS AMENDMENT ACT
The Elections Act is amended by this Act.
The following is added after subsection 49.1(2):
Postponing fixed date election
Despite clause (2)(b), if the election period for a general election to be held in October under that clause will, as of January 1 of the year of the election, overlap with the election period for a general election to be held under subsection 56.1(2) or section 56.2 of the Canada Elections Act, the general election must be held instead on the third Tuesday of April in the next calendar year.
Within one year after this section comes into force, the chief electoral officer must
(a) examine whether a permanent voters list should be established for the purposes of The Elections Act and, if so, how the list should be created and what methods should be used to keep it as complete and up-to-date as possible, and
(b) after consulting with the advisory committee under section 200 of the Act, make a report to the Speaker about the matter, which may include recommendations for amendments to the Act.
The Speaker may extend the reporting period in subsection (1).
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.